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    Gaming mice - really worth the poppy?

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    Something that I have been mulling over for sometime now. I am currently using the OEM Logitech cordless mouse and keyboard that came with my Mesh gaming box and its doing just fine. I use the mouse with a Steelpad QcK Pro mouse pad and I think this works just fine... But, and this is my question, is there real benefit to be had by upgrading to a gaming specific mouse? In your esteemed opinions will a gaming specific mouse make a difference in my persuit of FPS perfection? If so what would you recommend (corded or cordless)?
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    I switched from a ms intellimouse to a logitech mx510 gaming mouse some time ago. Can't say I improved much at any of my fps games, but the logitech fits my hand much better, even if it is still a bit too small...need to find a mouse lineup where one size is acknowledged to not quite fit all...

    edit: main thing you might notice is being able to have high(ish) sensitivity whilst maintaining good accuracy. Every struggled to line up crosshairs on a distant 3-pixels across target because the mouse seems to "hop" about? You could try a higher res gaming mouse, or turn your sensitivity down and build up those arm muscles...before the RSI sets in
    Last edited by jamena; 31-10-2005 at 06:00 PM.

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    I'm enjoying my new Logitech G5 immensley. It's got changeable sensetivity on the fly, which is handy, and a nice braded cord which seems to drag less than a normal one. It also has weights, which is good as I like a reasonably heavy mouse, and you will too if you're used to a cordless one.

    If your current mouse annoys you when you play games, it's probably worth it. If it doesn't, it's probably not. Best try the shape of them at a certain major retailer before you actually spend money on them, though, as even subtle shape changes can be really unpleasent if you're unlucky with your hand geometry.

    So, in summary, the G5 does do everything it says it does. If that's worth £40 to you is something you have to decide yourself...

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    Quote Originally Posted by nameinuse
    If your current mouse annoys you when you play games, it's probably worth it. If it doesn't, it's probably not. Best try the shape of them at a certain major retailer before you actually spend money on them
    Major retailer... Go on then, giz a clue, who's that then?
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    I just don't like to give them free advertising, or free anything really. Any company that profits from keeping it's customers ignorant whilst pretending to fully inform them is, in my books, dodgy. I won't miss working on old dead Time/Tiny machines, similarly.

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    I've used a whole plethora of mice at the present time.

    I've got quite a few at home, G5, MX700, Intellimouse rev 4.

    So far I use the MX700 more due to personal reason as my games system also doubles as a media system so the mouse is cordless so I can flick between TV channels in bed if I cannot find the Microsoft Remote.

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    I've had a few mouse but after stepping up from the old intellimouse explorer MS thing I has (optical): my Razor Diamondback was seriously nice to play with. Great sensitivity adjustment and much more accurate and smooth to use in games. Really made a difference
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    Was thinking about the new Razor Copperhead, and it was this that set my mind towards the OP question, but non of my preferred e-tailors seem to stock Razor (read Scan)
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    With mice and stuff I would just go for www.overclockers.co.uk or www.overclock.co.uk or someone: decent prices and its not a huge amount of cash
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    No. The gaming mouse I tried was either too fast or too slow.
    Best mouse IMO is the Logitech MX510.

    CoolerMaster ftw!!!

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    The Logitech G7 looked very very nice until I saw the price of it. How many will pay &#163;63 for a mouse?
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    Quote Originally Posted by afraser2k
    How many will pay £63 for a mouse?
    Not me. I'd get bored with it and can a £60 mouse be really that good? Im tempted by the Razer or Boomslang so far... Both look nice.
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    in my opinion, the thing that will make you the best at fps games is using the same setup for ages, without changing anything. ofc it helps to have a good mouse, but in most cases i think companys just stick a "gaming" tag on to increase the price. i have a logitech mx510 and i think its great. go for what feels good in your hand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by idimmu
    go for what feels good in your hand.
    And that ended up with a six months suspended sentance and a ban from public transport for me
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